Calisthenics are a full body workout that uses your own body weight as resistance to train and develop your physique.
Calisthenics is a free body gymnastics workout, performed in a rhythmic manner, which comes from ancient Greece in order to promote a concept of beauty. It emphsizes aesthetic pleasure and body perfection due to great strength and determination.
The benefits of Calisthenics include strength, flexibility and joint mobility. It improves general physical condition and psychomotor skills such as balance and coordination . It consists of simple key free body movements (without equipment) including pull, push, bend, jump and swing.
However, Calisthenics are not for everyone, as it requires a problem-free muscular and osteo-articular. In addition it is essential to be constantly supervised by experienced coaches, such as our East Side Gym trainers.
Usually a Calisthenics workout follows an initial muscle and joint warm-up. In the first part of the lesson, exercises start at medium difficulty and progress to maximum difficulty. This happens for many repetitions and series. Free body work out during calisthenics will encourage the metabolic aspect of your health.